UFC 236 fight highlights: Israel Adesanya bloodies Kelvin Gastelum to claim the belt

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Check out the highlights from Israel Adesanya’s victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 in Atlanta. Adesanya and Gastelum fought a war from the opening bell to the fight’s close, but it was Adesanya that poured it on in the waning moments of the fight to take a unanimous nod from the judges.

With the victory, Adesanya claimed the interim UFC middleweight championship and secured a shot at champion Robert Whittaker later this year.


Following UFC 236 in Atlanta, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Russia for UFC on ESPN+ 7 in St. Petersburg. The event is highlighted by a heavyweight match-up between Alistair Overeem and Ukranian-born Russian Alexey Oleynik on Saturday, April 20.